Agreeing to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's observation that Narendra Modi as prime minister would be disastrous for the country, Dal Khalsa said even the incumbent PM had failed the countrymen in general and the Sikhs in particular.
The party's political affairs secretary Kanwar Pal Singh said that since Singh had indicated that he was going to retire after the Lok Sabha elections, it was necessary to analyse his 10-year performance as PM, which as per the party's perception was nil.
"He utterly failed in resolving the identity crisis of the Sikhs", he alleged.
Listing his non-performance and inability to deliver on the Punjab and Sikh fronts, Kanwar Pal said that Punjab had been deprived of its land and water rights.
"Article 25(2)(b) of the Constitution still dubs Sikhs as Hindus. Unlike Muslims and Hindus, the Sikhs have been deprived of their own personal law. The perpetrators of the 1984 carnage are still out of reach of the so-called long arm of the law," he lamented.
He alleged that despite the startling facts that emerged from the Central Bureau of Investigation and National Investigation Agency's probes into the bombings at Malegaon, Hyderabad, Ajmer and on board the Samjhauta Express, the UPA government under Manmohan Singh failed to proscribe the organisations like Abhinav Bhart and the RSS, linked to these violent acts.
"It was lack of political will of the PM that the names of the RSS and Abhinav Bharat have not been included in the list of banned groups," he added.
"As Singh completes his two terms in office of the prime minister, it is ironic that the longstanding disputes in the country's peripheral states including Nagaland, Kashmir and Punjab are still hanging in air with no sincere adequate efforts to find out political resolutions to all these problems," he stated.
"Having said that, it is also true that the march of BJP leader Narendra Modi to the Prime Minister's seat would spell doom for the minorities. Unfortunately, the country does not have a genuine leader at the moment," he said.